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Date Instituted

1945

Campaign

Second World War 1939-45

Obverse

Uncrowned head of King George VI  and the legend `GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET: INDIAE: IMP: .

Reverse

A lion standing on a dragon with the dates `1939 1945’ above.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Cupro-nickel or Silver

Naming

Unnamed

Clasps

None authorised but those mentioned in dispatches could wear a bronze oak lath on the ribbon.

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Awarded to Army and RAF personnel for minor campaigns for which a separate medal is not struck. This medal did not cover minor campaigns in India or Africa.

WAR MEDAL 1939-45